Born: 1896, Norwich, Norfolk.

Baptised: 4th April 1897, at St. Philip’s Church, Heigham, Norfolk. Parents: Bessie & Sidney George Elmer, a Clerk, of 5, Edinburgh Road, Norwich, Norfolk.

Died: 14th January 1916; age 19; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Lance Sergeant; Service Number: 1609

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Sidney George & Bessie Elmer, of 14, Cromwell Street, Ipswich.




1901   5, Edinburgh Road, West Wymer, Norfolk.


Wilfred was 4 years old and living with his parents, brother & paternal aunt.

Sidney George Elmer, 25, an Agent Mercantile Office, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Bessie Elmer (nee Cove), 25, born Rougham, Norfolk.

Geoffrey Lewis Elmer, 1, born Norwich.

Edith Elmer, 29, a Teacher of Music – own accountant, born Norwich.


1911   14, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Wilfred was 14 years old, an Office Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Sidney, 35, an Accountant – own account.

Bessie, 35.

Geoffrey, 11.

Winifred Dorothy Elmer, 8, born Norwich.

Cecil Horace Elmer, 5, born Norwich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Sidney George Elmer – father.


Wilfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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